While in Los Angeles, Norman Korpi, the first openly gay cast member of The Real World, and writer/director/star of The Wedding Video, found time to talk to Street about his feature debut.
When did you get the idea to make this movie?
I've always wanted to make a movie, and I had a couple of screenplays before this dealing with some of my experience on cable access, but when we got down to looking at money and budget, and people going, "What have you done before?" They're not going to give you a million bucks.
The average geophysics college professor can save the world -- or at least that's what Director Jon Amiel would have you believe with his latest flick, The Core.
Dr. Joshua Keys (Aaron Echkart) is the only person who has realized that the Earth's core has stopped rotating.
One day, four young boys walk through the forest and see three older boys bullying a small kid from "the retard academy." The four boys decide to help this unfortunate lad, warmly referred to as "Dudditz" (due to his own mispronunciation of Douglas). Little did they know that Dudditz was more special than the euphemism suggests.
The British Empire may not have had the cleanest record when one considers its history of racial oppression and mistreatment of its colonial subjects, but films like Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham suggest that there might just be a bright, new, heterogeneous future in store for the original Isle of WASP that comes with its own set of cultural obstacles.
Assassination Tango should be good.ÿ Under the deft hand of Robert Duvall -- who directs, produces and stars in the film -- this labor of love should be a masterpiece.ÿThe film, however, falls short of these expectations.ÿThe ingredients are there, but they end up producing a lot of nothing -- unless you enjoy staring at one pointless scene after another for two hours, that is.
David Gordon Green chose to follow up his critically-lauded George Washington with a simple, romantic film, All the Real Girls. He showed the film to Penn students at The Bridge on March 19, but made some time to talk to Street beforehand with co-writer and star Paul Schneider.
PS: Do you want a lager this early in the day?
Steve Martin hosts the 75th Academy Awards ceremony on March 23rd at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood (8:30 p.m., ABC). Street offers predictions on the winners, and hopes that Martin will, uh, bring down the house.
Gangs of New York
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Marty will win in another category, The Hours isn't popular enough, The Lord of the Rings will win next year, and The Pianist is the annual "World War II film that won't win" nomination.
The war against terrorism is tricky business. There's the color-coded Homeland Security warning system, and then there's the invasion of Iraq--just a few of the many steps taken by the government to eliminate the always-enigmatic terrorist.